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Joseph Clemens
04-10-2006, 08:15 PM
1) Joseph Clemens

2) 85743-8872

3) 10 April 2006

4) Mesquite

5) I check them quite often and yesterday it was not in bloom. Today I saw the first flower open and many buds ready to open.

Local nectar/pollen plants I know of:
Mesquite, Creosote Bush.

05-01-2006, 10:13 AM
Gooseberry/sumac first week in April-peach/nectarine second week-
bush honeysucle/cottonwood third week. Apple/dandelion fourth week-
Cherry/cactus flower first of May.
That's 4000+/- altitude.

03-11-2008, 02:53 PM
Was walking the irrigation lines today--sunny and warm. I heard the most spring sound ever--bees all over the manzanita bushes. We've had some rain past few weeks and everything is taking full advantage. Pussywillows will be next.

Joseph Clemens
03-16-2008, 01:06 PM
16 March 2008:
Blooming now:
- Willows
- Peaches
- Apricots
- Navel Oranges, Lemons
- assorted wild flowers
- Creosote Bush

Seems to be enough to support continued build-up and a little "white wax", but not even a minor flow.

Joseph Clemens
04-07-2011, 03:17 PM

Picture Rocks area of Tucson, Arizona
7 April 2011

Mesquite beginning to bloom
Creosote Bush strongly blooming
Wild Mustard still providing pollen

05-04-2011, 09:21 PM
Prickly Pear Cactus, Keosote Bushes,Texas Rangers and assorted Wild Flowers

Joseph Clemens
07-20-2011, 10:46 AM
•15 July 2011, This plant blooms continuously, with intermittent periods of heavier bloom, usually following periods of rainfall, but always blooms heaviest in early Spring, despite moisture levels
•Creosote Bush, Larrea tridentata
•We just received a few Summer rain showers over the past week and now the Creosote Bush is putting on a flush of blooms in our area, the bees are bringing in lots of dark orange Creosote Bush pollen and a fair amount of nectar

10-20-2011, 12:47 PM
arizona around 1000 foot elevation 85363
arround oct 1st Texas ranger blooming. Seen them blooming up to two weeks earlier around town, but then probably water more often. Mine quit blooming about a 9 days ago and I watered it and in two days it started busting out again.
I moved in here july 28th and my birds of paradise were busting out with flowers, but just in the last week, oct 15th, they've started withering even with water applied.
My Garden siam basil and columnar greek oregano have been flowering good since around Oct 10. I just got them less than two months ago
Tomatoes starting to flower and set flowers again.

It would be nice to have a place to go that would have video from a distance and on up to on identifying wild flowering plants. I'm not familiar with names, nor do I spend alot of time hiking like I used to, but that would be a nice tool to have for this forum

01-18-2012, 04:42 PM
January 3 2012
at youngtown, arizona 85363
Dandelions blooming. where it's moist. blooming very good on January 18, 2012

Joseph Clemens
01-24-2012, 12:37 PM

Nightime temps occasionally down to high 30'sF, usually just mid 40'sF. Daytime temps 60's - 70'sF.

Creosote bush has been providing a little nectar and pollen continuously.

Winter moisture has been good, so wild mustard and redstem filaree are just beginning to bloom.

03-03-2012, 03:18 PM
March 01 2012 at youngtown Az 85363 My first orange blossoms fully open, and bees were at them :)

Joseph Clemens
04-03-2012, 06:54 AM

Many wildflowers been blooming for almost two months now.

Creosote Bush, been going all through Winter, but strongest, now.

Mesquite, starting early, usually starts about 15 April, but this year, first time seeing it start, now.

Joseph Clemens
07-21-2012, 06:51 AM
85743 Picture Rocks, Tucson, Arizona

July 2012: Mesquite and Creosote Bush, strong second bloom after good Summer rains

Joseph Clemens
07-31-2012, 08:16 AM
85743 Picture Rocks, Tucson, Arizona

July 2012: Mesquite and Creosote Bush, strong second bloom after good Summer rains, now Pigweed/Amaranth has joined the party -- providing pollen the bees seem to seek out.

Good rain has continued, which is usually followed by more nectar and pollen sources, probably by September.

03-17-2013, 07:06 PM
March 17
zip 85363

Appr. 90 degrees F today

orange trees starting to blossom, some open, some only buds yet, but smelling sweet

No buds showing on grapefruit yet.

Joseph Clemens
05-23-2014, 06:39 AM

15April2014 -> now (22May2014) continuing

Saguaro cactus -vs- mesquite; saguaro is winning

02-13-2015, 02:16 PM
Light yellow pollen coming in, has to be the juniper.

02-04-2016, 06:21 PM
What is needed:

•zip code, city or county
•date when the plant first bloomed
•name of the plant
•comments - example: if it was the end of the bloom just add that to the comments

02-18-2017, 11:14 AM
Verde Valley 3500'

Feb 7 filaree and first dandelions

03-13-2017, 04:57 PM
86322 Verde Valley 3500' 34 Deg lat. agricultural zone 8b

March 5-10 south facing Rosemary loaded with bees on small blue flowers, More so than Filaree and Dandelions, all of which are in full bloom on March 13.

04-08-2017, 02:38 PM
April 8, 2017 Verde Valley 34 deg lat
Creosote bush blooming in profusion, Mesquite leafing out.

85034 Central Phoenix
Orange blossoms are over!

05-06-2017, 07:47 AM
May 6, 2017 Verde Valley 34 deg lat
Mesquite bloom has started
Lots of yellow and orange pollen, but still feeding sugar syrup.